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The Rise and Fall of the Second American Republic – Book Talk with Manisha Sinha

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$10 – $15
CT United States

Join us as acclaimed historian Manisha Sinha discusses her new book, The Rise and Fall of the Second American Republic: Reconstruction, 1860-1920. The book is a groundbreaking, expansive new account of Reconstruction that fundamentally alters our view of this formative period in American history. After the Civil War, the victorious North attempted to create an interracial democracy in the unrepentant South, but that effort failed—and that failure serves as a warning today about violent backlash to the mere idea of black equality.

You can purchase a copy of the book in advance when you click “GET TICKETS” below. Your copy will be available for pick up at the event. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of our friends at River Bend Book Shop.

Light refreshments will be served.

About our Speaker: Manisha Sinha is the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut. Her book, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, won the Frederick Douglass Book Prize among several others and was longlisted for the National Book Award for Non-Fiction.

$49.99 Admission plus copy of Rise and Fall: includes $5 discount off admission price
$15 General Admission
$10 Members
Free for Connecticut Museum NARM members and above


May 2
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10 – $15
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